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Danny Amendola's first game in a month for the St. Louis Rams was a huge success. And that's without the 142 yards on a pair of big plays that were nullified by penalty.
A day after repeated mistakes cost the Rams an upset at San Francisco, the wide receiver said he'd try to take the positives out the NFL's first tie game in four years.
Easy to say, hard to swallow.
Defensive end Chris Long said if fans kept their eyes on the field and disregarded the scoreboard, it would be easy to see the Rams took a major step forward against one of the NFL's top teams. But Long added with a wry chuckle, that's pretty difficult to do.
Coming off a bye following a blowout loss to the Patriots in London, the Rams were much improved on offense with 458 yards and three touchdowns. But the defense failed to produce a turnover for the fourth straight game and faded late in regulation.
The worst of it was reconciling all of those wasted opportunities.
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Rams receiver Danny Amendola caught 11 passes for 102 yards Sunday against the 49ers in his return to the lineup after a three-game absence.Fantasy Spin:Amendola is clearly Sam Bradford's favorite target and the only Rams receiver who can get open consistently. The receiver actually beat San Francisco deep for an 80-yard reception on the first drive of overtime but it was called...
Chris Long has been playing against the San Francisco 49er's twice a year since he has come into the Nation Football League.
This one however, is the first time this late in the season that the game still actually matters. The 3-5 Rams still have playoff aspirations, and an upset of the 6-2 49ers would be a great stepping stone. Jeff Fisher has brought a new attitude to St...
St. Louis cornerback Janoris Jenkins and wide receiver Chris Givens are inactive for the Rams' game Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers for a violation of team rules.
The Rams said both players would be on the sideline and in team gear. No other details were announced.
Wideout Danny Amendola is active for St. Louis after missing the last three games with a right shoulder...
ST. LOUIS - A day after participating in just the NFL's sixth regular season tie in the past 23 years, the St. Louis Rams still couldn't believe what happened Sunday at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. They also couldn't believe the rule.
The Rams and 49ers players to a 24-24 draw Sunday after neither team could score in the extra 15-minute overtime period. It was...
Rams receiver Chris Givens was deactivated Sunday against the 49ers for violating team rules.Fantasy Spin:Givens has a catch of 50 or more yards in five straight games, including a 50-yard TD strike against the Patriots in Week 8. Givens' absence should mean even more targets for the returning Danny Amendola.
For the first time in four years, a regular season contest went unresolved through five quarters.
Sunday's Week 10 game between the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers ended 27-27 in overtime, becoming the NFL's first draw since November 16, 2008 (Eagles-Bengals).
Each team had their chance to snatch victory, but missed field goals in the final stanza.
On the Niners...
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio writes that Rams WR Danny Amendola is “performing at a level that will compel the Rams to apply the franchise tag” on him during the offseason.
Last year, St Louis placed a second-round tender on Amendola and was able to retain him for a very reasonable salary of $1.972 million. He’s clearly out performed that deal and is deserving a long...
ST. LOUIS Smacking lips with your sister can sting for a few moments. Meanwhile, tying in the NFL can leave a foul taste for 38 years.
Meet Otis Armstrong. He was a Denver Broncos running back from 1973 to 80. On Sept. 22, 1974, he was part of the NFLs first regular-season overtime tie when Denver and the Pittsburgh Steelers slugged each other before leaving Mile High Stadium even...
The St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers played the NFL's first tie game in four years as both team's kickers missed overtime field goals Sunday.
Greg Zuerlein kicked a 53-yarder, but the Rams were penalized 5 yards for delay of game. He tried again from 58 as coach Jeff Fisher played for the win, and missed wide right with 2:42 left in OT.
San Francisco's David Akers...
I did predict that the game was going to be close! In fact, the game was so close that nobody ended up winning it.Shortly before the game started it was announced that the rookies Chris Givens and Janoris Jenkins were made inactive becase they had violated the team rules. Which rule or rules were broken is still unclear. However, fans are supportive of head coach Jeff Fisher...
Surprises arise every week in the National Football League. It was no different Sunday, as upsets were abound and teams played out of their character.Coming off the bye week with a home game against a losing team, the San Francisco 49ers were set to route an outmatched divisional rival. Guess again! While the Rams clearly entered Candlestick Park ready to play, the Niners started...
The NFL on Monday issued a statement about a timing error that occurred in the second quarter of the 49ers' 24-24 tie against the St. Louis Rams at Candlestick Park.
The statement from the NFL:
"Early in the second quarter of Sunday's game between the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers, the clock incorrectly ran for approximately 1:19 and was never corrected...
This offseason, it was strongly rumored that the Rams were set to acquire WR Brandon Marshall. In retrospect, it would have been wise; Marshall is on pace to have the best year of his career and a deep threat paired with Danny Amendola would make any man smile. Especially Sam Bradford. And let’s be honest, [...]